From the Great Book of Fairy Patterns by Lora S. Irish
which I began reviewing two posts ago.
The previous post can be found further down in the blog entries.
Further lessons from the Great Book of Fairy Patterns include explanations of and several examples with patterns for drawing fairy wings from things found in nature. Below is a sketch pad page of doodles drawn while going through this section of the book.
The book also provides patterns and instructions to make these fairy manikins to aid in drawing fairys. I used a wornout cardboard gift box top to cut the pieces from, a hole punch and paper fasteners to hold them together at the joints. These can be positioned in many ways to help with drawing fairies in the right proportions and correct body stance and shape.